Starts: 04/08/05 12:00 AM
Ends: 04/28/05 12:00 AM
April 8, 2005
Matthew Lindsay: (202) 994-1423; firstname.lastname@example.org
GW'S LUTHER W. BRADY ART GALLERY HOSTS ANNUAL AWARDS SHOW FEATURING WORKS BY UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE STUDENTS
THROUGH APRIL 29
The George Washington University's Luther W. Brady Art Gallery and the Department of Fine Arts and Art History present the 2005 Annual Awards Show, featuring works by undergraduate seniors and graduate fine arts students.
Exhibition Dates: Through Friday, April 29, 2005
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The George Washington University
Luther W. Brady Art Gallery, Media and Public Affairs Building, 2nd Floor
805 21st Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. (Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro, Blue and Orange lines)
Free and open to the public.
A ballerina's toe shoes are envisioned tapping inside an impossibly small box, Lego blocks are assembled to create an image of the dollar bill, and Barbie doll parts are arranged inside a red tableaux. These are among the 30 works by emerging student artists featured in the Annual Awards Show at GW's Luther W. Brady Art Gallery. The exhibition juxtaposes traditional pieces alongside more innovative works. For example, there are a number of technically precise, realistic drawings including a riveting life-like self portrait by Christopher Locke, along with abstract paintings, evidenced by the swirls of color on Valentine Wolly's large diptych and the hints of brilliant color through the stark black background on Nicholas Moses' works. The featured photographs also demonstrate different styles through an exploration of the technical possibilities of photography. Pamela Nabholz's images are painterly and ethereal, while the focus and resolution in Diana Rodrigues' photographs make the subjects appear three-dimensional. The show also features a number of works incorporating new media, including flash animation and a video installation.
Awards have been given for work in aquarelle painting, ceramics, design, drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, and visual communications. David Furchgott, president and CEO of International Arts and Artists, served as this year's judge and selected the works for inclusion in the exhibition.
The Luther W. Brady Art Gallery, which opened in March 2001, is the professional showcase for art at GW. Luther W. Brady (B.A. '46, M.D. '48), the gallery's namesake and benefactor, is a world-renowned oncologist who earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees at GW. He received the honorary degree of Doctor of Fine Arts from GW in May 2004 and has served as a member of the University's Board of Trustees.
For more information on the Annual Awards Show, please call GW's University Art Galleries at (202) 994-1525.
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